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by Patience WaitThe Naval Research Laboratory needs engineering, computer and scientific research and development to support its space science division. This also includes management, procurement, system engineering and integration, programming, training and testing.The engineering requires in-depth knowledge of and experience with system integration for mini and microcomputers.This is a small business set-aside contract. For more information contact Jerry Riles at (228) 688-4259.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego will issue a request for proposal this month for software engineering services for the Joint Southern Surveillance Reconnaissance Operations Center.The contractor will provide software development and programming, automated data processing, software support activity and system integration support services, among other services at facilities in San Diego and Key West, Fla. Contact Charmaine Joworski at (619) 553-4536.The State Department needs call center support for the National Passport Information Center, which provides information to the public. The contractor will run NPIC as a self-supporting unit, generating revenue through user fees from 900, 888 and TDD services. To be on the source list when the RFP is issued, contact Kathleen Mejia at (703) 875-6689.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking research and development ideas to advance the Reliable Omni-present Automatic Recognition (ROAR) technology. Current automatic speech recognition systems have problems processing in noisy environments or where several people are speaking. The request for information is to challenge research and look for high-risk, high-yield, alternative ideas.This is an opportunity to explore new technologies such as eye-gaze tracking, lip reading and vocal fold detection not normally part of standard speech recognition. The deadline is Feb. 5. For more information call (703) 522-7161.